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Fixing up my 88' Escort GL 1.9L

Discussion in 'Photo Forum' started by Dibola, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Dibola

    Dibola 88 4 Door Escort GL Owner

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    As you can see here this is an old automatic 88 Escort GL 1.9L that I have been slowly bringing back to life. I only paid $900usd for it. Plan to add a turbocharger system later after I get some wiring cleaned up and hoses replaced. Got the fuel pump, fuel filter replaced and tank painted and cleaned out so far. Gonna get her running first before I bother changing the oil and oil filter. She's a little dirty and rough looking, but it's not in too terrible shape considering that the previous owners really let her go so I'm gonna baby it. :p FYI, almost 99% of everything on the car was Ford stock, amazing. They said it broke down last year around October of 2013.

    She's my first car project ever so I'm excited. Being a computer nerd who builds his own systems, this some how feels natural to me.

    BTW, if you got any tips/advice or etc let me know. Also wanna know the best place online to find decent priced parts and etc. Also if someone could point me to the factory specs of this car I would appreciate it.
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  2. pextor

    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    i used to have one the same color, but mine was a 2-door. I called it Goldie.
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    Dibola 88 4 Door Escort GL Owner

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    I plan stripping the paint off and getting a new paint job. To me the tan on tan clashes, lol. I want more contrast.
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    scortin4life FEOA Member

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    This should be a good experience for you. Good luck.

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